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9/30/17

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I’m sorry it has been so long since I have written anything. I have been quite busy and quite chaotic. I am working a full-time job, part-time job and I also sell Avon (which is like ¾ of a full-time job). This is keeping me busy. Along with that, I am the liaison for our Weight Watchers at Work program and I have to keep everything organized for that. I am manage 4 Facebook pages. I have been whipped this year. When I have some down time, I usually crash and snuggle up with my 2 cats after I have thrown some laundry in. Multi-tasking is my life!

I think that all of this multi-tasking has taken a toll, though. I am haven’t been taking the time necessary for weight loss. I’ve gone up and down with the same 10 pounds this year. I have got to stop with that. Yes, I have a lot on my plate but I am trying to organize life better so that I can make easier meals and find a few minutes here and there to cram in some exercise. Thankfully my part-time job is pretty physical so that is something. It keeps me moving for about 10 hours every weekend. I know there will be no extra exercise on the weekends. I am so physically exhausted after working that I can barely move.

I am lucky that I work at a medical facility for my full-time job. I have access to wonderful people who support me and are willing to share their knowledge with me. I have a friend who is a dietician and I told her about how I was struggling. She knows how much I work and so we are going to have lunch soon and come up with some ideas for easy, healthy lunches and dinners that don’t require much work so that I won’t be so tempted to pick up something at a drive-thru. I think that’s amazing because how many people have access to that? I’m grateful that she’s my friend and also grateful that she cares about my health.

I may not write too often because, as you can see, I am quite busy. But I am not quitting! I am just working my ass off—literally!

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Roasted Pears with Oatmeal Raisin Crumble

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1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch dice

2 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 Tbsp old fashioned oats

1 Tbsp brown sugar, not packed

1 Tbsp golden raisins, chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp lemon zest

pinch salt

4 large firm ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears, unpeeled, halved and cored

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl use a fork to cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; stir in the oats, sugar, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cinnamon, zest and salt until well combined.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of each pear half so that the pears will sit flat; place pear halves on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 1/2 Tbsp crumble topping over each pear half; bake until crumble is gold and pears are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Serve the pears hot or warm.

Per serving (2 halves): 22 calories, 5 g total fat, 2 g sat fat, 77 mg sodium, 43 g total carbs, 26 g sugar, 8 g fiber, 2 g protein.

4 WW SmartPoints

1/4/17

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So yesterday was the first weigh in of the year at Weight Watchers at Work. I did well. I lost 4.8 lbs! A friend asked me how I did it. My answer was simply, “No more Bojangles.” That place allows me to eat my feelings and I have a lot of feelings when I eat there. So none of that! 🙂

I was pretty pleased with my results. I didn’t do a whole lot more exercise. I know I need to increase that but last week I hadn’t done it yet.

Anyway, accountability and progress!

New Years Eve 2016

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Resolution time! I was really bad writing here this year. And it showed. I gained weight. I allowed myself to eat my feelings. I went through a lot of emotional stuff this year. Rather than working out, I ate. A lot. So here are my resolutions:

  1. Deal with my feelings.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Workout more.
  4. Be more accountable with myself and others.
  5. Don’t allow myself to get into ruts.
  6. Write more.
  7. Focus on things that make me happy more.
  8. Don’t allow negative people in my life.

That’s enough for now. Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2017!

 

Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

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I love fries. Who doesn’t? I found this recipe in an old Weight Watchers magazine.

1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sweet potatoes (1 lb each)

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425. Line large rimmed baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/2 inch thick sticks (you should have 48 fries). Spread fries on prepared pan, making sure they do not touch or overlap. Spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt.

Bake 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven; spray fries with nonstick spray and sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Flip fries and spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from ove, toss well and bake until brown and tender, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool several minutes before serving.

Serving size: 8 fries per person

144 calories, 8 g total fat, 9 g sat fat, 277 mg sodium, 34 g total carbs, 9 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein

Points Plus: 4

9/18/16

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I’m excited to be back on the Weight Watchers wagon! I fell off pretty hard over the summer. We weren’t having the program at work. I tried doing it on my own, but I really needed my cheerleaders. I have them. 🙂 We had over 40 people sign up at work and am beyond happy that I have so many people working toward a common goal with me.

They’re such an eclectic group. I know we are going to do wonderfully. I am trying to keep us all motivated. I am the liaison between Weight Watchers and my workplace. I also send out emails to the group throughout the week just to keep them going. I am also running a facebook page for them.

I’m going to be busy but it is so positive! Wish us luck!

8/30/16

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What an incredible day! We didn’t do Weight Watchers at Work over the summer and boy can I tell! But the good news is we’re about to start back up! I am in charge of getting it going again. I was so thrilled today with all of the responses. Typically we maybe have 15 people sign up. Today we are up to 29 people ready for our Open House on 9/13/16. They’re so excited. It just made me feel so wonderful about this whole thing. It feels good to be part of something that is going to be beneficial to others.

Some people expressed concerns about whether they can afford to eat healthy. Yes! You can! So I am on a mission! I am back to blogging.I am back to finding HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE recipes that are Weight Watchers friendly and also TASTY! I feel revved up and ready to go!